The first GDN Asia-Pacific Symposium will take place in Singapore

A Malay trading port known as Temasek existed on the island of Singapore by the 14th century. The settlement changed hands several times in the ensuing centuries and was eventually burned in the 17th century and fell into obscurity. The British founded modern Singapore as a trading colony on the site in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but was ousted two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world’s most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world’s busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.


Venue; Paradox Merchant Court at Clarke Quay

Paradox Singapore is an urban resort that offers guests a sophisticated yet playful blend of traditional refinement and modern elegance. Located in the vibrant river district of Clarke Quay, the hotel is perfect for those looking for a stylish home base during business travel, or a quiet sanctuary to relax and unwind. Our comfortable rooms and spacious suites feature picturesque views of the city’s skyline and are equipped with thoughtful amenities for laid-back style without any fuss.

Hotel Address:
Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay
20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281

T:+65 6337 2288

F: +65 6438 1887

E:[email protected]

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All travellers are welcome to Singapore regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Travellers from eligible countries/regions will also be able to use the automated lanes during arrival for immigration clearance at our checkpoints under the Automated Clearance Initiative.

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Visa Information

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. 

For a list of countries that require a valid Visa for entry into Singapore, you can check the Immigration & Chceckpoints Authority (ICA)’s website, or enquire at the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you.